MEET THE STAFF
Alisha Thompson graduated from London Studio Centre. London based dancer specialising in Hip-hop, Commercial and Contemporary Dance. Credits include: FKA Twigs, Snavs & Fabian Mazur, The Body Shop, Solid State Disco,Troxy, Boy Blue Entertainment, Deina Andrea, Ali Jacco. Interested in Commercial Work
Chloe - Gatward
Chloe Gatward trained at the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts after gaining a full scholarship and graduated with Distinction. Previous Theatre Credits include: Hooray for Hollywood Bucharest, Australian Tour of Puttin’ On The Ritz, Keep Dancing UK Tour, Dance Captain for New Jersey nights UK Tour and Monte Carlo Sporting Club, Broadway's Christmas Wonderland US Tour, Dance Captain for Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas, Royal Caribbean's Legend of the Seas, Cinderella Edinburgh Kings Theatre, Snow White Bristol Hippodrome.
RAD registered ballet teacher tained at Roehampton University.
Ioanna has performed in various classical, neoclassical, contemporary and musical theatre performances and festivals in Greece and UK. In 2013 she danced with Athens Children’s Ballet Company (ACB) and had the opportunity to work with the choreographer Olivia Pickford; in 2015 she was a creative dance member and performer of Akram Khan’s curated piece for Big Dance 2016 platform; and last, in August 2019, she performed with Ballet Welsh company members at Riverfront Theatre -Newport, Sleeping Beauty Bluebird’s classical ballet repertoire and contemporary choreographies created by Patricia Vallis.
Jada Ashby – Gill trained at Urdang Academy in London. A versatile commercial Jazz, Hip Hop and Modern Jazz teacher and performer. Performed at The Brits awards.
Lisa-Dee is both approachable and committed and loves extending her passion of dance with those she teaches. Ballet is not the only discipline Lisa-Dee teaches, she is also a certified Full Comprehensive Pilates Instructor, as well as a certified Total Barre Instructor. With her passion for the mechanics of movement Lisa also holds vast experience in the functional training space as well as Rehabilitation based training.
Professionally Lisa-Dee has had a well-rounded career as a ballerina, having started at the young age of 3 years old. Lisa represented the South African Ballet Company (SABT) including the Academy for seven years. Lisa-Dee’s primary focus is now based on teaching as well as helping others reach their goal
Maeve Ryan trained at The Arts Educational Schools, London, and National university of Ireland. Experienced Workshop Facilitator with a demonstrated history of working in the performing arts industry. Skilled in Improvisation, Theatre, Acting, Writing, Singing and Drama. Strong teaching and communication professional with a Level 1 and Level 2 in Improvisation from The Spontaneity Shop and The Second City.
Naomi Norris trained at Nicole Marshman Dance in Brisbane, Queensland, where she learnt various styles including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary. She studied for exams in R.A.D Syllabus (Royal Academy of Dance) and learnt up to Solo Seal. At 14, she commenced full time dance at Qld Conservatoire of Ballet, where she completed a Diploma of Dance (Classical and Contemporary Dance). She began to train in other Classical Syllabus’ including Cecchetti and Vaganova. It was here that she toured Australia to perform in the ballets of La Bayadere, Napoli, and Elite Syncopations, as well as musical pieces including Chicago and West Side Story
Paris Ruel is a versatile singer, performer, Teacher and song writer. Over the years Paris has been involved in various projects in a wide range of styles playing venues such as the Royal Britannia Yacht, Jazz cafe and Cardiff arena.